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We are honored to be covered by media organizations and bloggers alike. On behalf of project creators and their backers, we thank them for writing about FairStreet and the awesome creators and entrepreneurs on it!
July 19, 2013
"The Fairstreet founders decided to enter the crowdfunding industry after being involved in several small start ups which struggled to raise funds. Seeing first hand the problem and comprehending the solution - crowdfunding - leading to discovery, understanding and, ultimately, resolve."
"With Fairstreet they hope to change it so that the new entrepreneurs raise money because of their idea – not because of their contacts."JD Alois, Fairstreet Wants to Crowdfund Quality Not Quantity, Will Also Offer Equity Crowdfunding
June 19, 2013
"FairStreet was really about being able to fund peoples' dreams. They have a lot of heart in their business, and they're giving people the ability to realize their dreams in a way they couldn't do otherwise. With FairStreet, it's more about why you want to fund a business beyond you just want to have a restaurant and make money." Meghan Love replying to Laura Shunk, How Mable's Smokehouse Grew After the Press Buzz Wore Off, and Where it Goes From Here
June 18, 2013
June 7, 2013
"Blaire Briody of The Oil Men projects joins #YFEchat LIVE to talk about her upcoming project about the oil boom in North Dakota. She raised funds for the project using FairStreet and talks about her journey in raising money, what she expects to experience when she gets there, and whether or not she thinks the "American Dream" still exists."
May 15, 2013
"The crowdfunding economy has officially exploded - "crowds" of friends, family and strangers are funding everything from their latest film project to fertility treatments and vacations." Blaire Briody, New Businesses Are Banking On The Fact That Strangers Want To Pay Someone Else's Tuition This article also appeared in The Fiscal Times on May 14, 2013.
May 15, 2013
On "The Oil Men" project's creator Blaire Briody-
"Briody said she's looking forward to uncovering stories that aren't currently being reported and letting the voices of the men and women living in Williston be heard...she said she also likes a quote by Ben Franklin: "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." She finds it fits well for her project this summer." Skye Kinkade, MSHS grad Blaire Briody to write about new wild west
May 9, 2013
"Financial journalist Blaire Briody, photojournalist Brad DeCecco, and documentary filmmaker Ashley Panzera are raising funds for a reporting trip (and eventual book) exploring the oil boom Williston, North Dakota. They used a new community funding site called Fairstreet to raise the funds..." Jason Boog, Fairstreet Community Funding Advice for Writers & Journalists
May 8, 2013
"So speaking of supporting awesome creators, I have to give a shout out to a good friend and amazing journalist, Blaire Briody. This summer, she's heading to North Dakota to cover the oil boom (basically the modern-day gold rush), and get a first-hand account of a fascinating story that is not being covered anywhere else. She's raising money on Fairstreet.com to fund this project-and without the funding, the project simply won't happen. Not a dime is going to a media mogul or a newspaper with vested interests-everything goes to allowing awesome, independent and honest journalism to happen. Which I think we can all agree we need more of." Leah Konen, Why it's cool to support art